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Frankie B

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Summary Republican Meg Whitman is making false claims about Democrat Jerry Brown’s "lifetime in politics" in an attack ad. The two are battling to become the next governor of California.
  • The ad claims that "crime soared" while Brown was mayor of Oakland. That’s false. The total number of crimes actually went down by more than 13 percent.
  • Also false is the ad’s claim that Brown "damaged the school system so badly the state had to take it over." As mayor, Brown had almost no control over the school district, which was run instead by an elected school board.
  • A charge that Brown "lobbies for a corporate polluter" is highly misleading. Brown wasn’t a paid lobbyist. The claim is based on a phone call he made for a past campaign contributor, and it had nothing to do with pollution.
  • The ad claims Brown worked to "send California jobs to China," but that’s unproven. The claim rests on an 18-year-old newspaper story that Brown strongly denied.
Some of the ad’s other claims lack context. For example, it’s true as claimed that California had unemployment of 11 percent when Brown finished his time as the state’s governor. But the ad fails to mention that the national unemployment rate was 10.8 percent at the time.

For the whole report go to Fact check at http://www.factcheck.org/2010/07/jerry-brown-a-legacy-of-failure/
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What else to expect from the republicans, they are a bunch of liars and cheats.  I just pray that they lose everything come the next election.
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What else to expect from the republicans, they are a bunch of liars and cheats.  I just pray that they lose everything come the next election.


There still are a lot of good people in that party, but they are as guilty by their silence as those who commit the crimes.  Those good people should rise up and force change from inside their party, but they won't.
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What else to expect from the republicans, they are a bunch of liars and cheats.  I just pray that they lose everything come the next election.


There still are a lot of good people in that party, but they are as guilty by their silence as those who commit the crimes.  Those good people should rise up and force change from inside their party, but they won't.


The problem is that those in control are the loud mouths that don't want to let anyone with an opposing opinion speak.  Look how they attack Berry Goldwater when he said that they needed to back off of their attacks of Clinton.  They called Goldwater, (the creator of modern day Conservatism) a Liberal.  These people are without morals and void of reality.  What choice is left for those good Republicans?  They don't want to become Democrats and a third party can't win, so they are stuck in a corrupt party and must speak out even though they know that they will be attacked for doing so.
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